Art does seem like it’d be the thing that is filled with massively diverse representation, right? After all, it seems only logical that the artwork itself would be all that matters and art could exist as a monolithic post-racial, feminist, equality-loving utopia devoid of the failings of the real world. But I also went to art school and based on the people around me at the time, it didn’t seem unreasonable to actually assume that being a straightwhiteman, I’d actually be part of a small demographic within this supposed utopian art industry. Over 4 years into the real world and living in an amazingly diverse city like New York, I can very safely say that my assumption was utter and complete bullshit. Illustration and fine art overflows with straightwhitemen and while there are certainly many exceptions to that, you have to be actively closing your eyes to not notice a gross imbalance. Not an imbalance of talent, creativity, or relevance, but of simple representation.
I mean, it’s a long shot, but it’s almost as if the art world isn’t a special snowflake utopia and actually has the same systemic and historical prejudices that presently still blatantly and subtly plague politics, film, business, tech, the military, sports, and … just about every other aspect of culture.
Pieces of me, pieces of you. Practice exercises in self-portraiture. Plus someone else’s ear.
Nymphodora Tonks, in palette 24 for the <a href=”http://zephrene.tumblr.com/post/90626702046/fallenzephyrart-if-18-or-20-palettes-wasnt”>100 palette challenge</a>.
Art for DetCon1. Time for matting. #art #painting
If 18 or 20 palettes wasn’t enough, I present to you: my 100 Palette Challenge! This is a collection of some of my favourite palettes from color-palettes and Adobe Kuler and I thought it would be really fun to have a huge variety of palettes to chose from
If you would like to participate in this challenge, I ask that you DO NOT repost this anywhere else, including deviantART; please REBLOG this instead! I have the challenge uploaded to deviantART as well, so please check it out there if you want to do it on deviantART!
Hmm. a challenge. could be fun.
Feeling gross and sick, but I made art today. More watercolor / ink cards for DetCon.
Soo Sunny Park (b. Seoul, Korea) - Unwoven Light at Rice University’s Rice Gallery in Houston, Texas. Composed of 37 individual sculptural units, the installation uses iridescent plexi-glass embedded in pieces of a chain link fence to cast shimmering, colorful reflections across the spacious gallery.
This was really cool in person. And hearing about how it was made. Really amazing stuff. :) I especially liked the way the work broke out of the space through the glass walls.
(Source: Flickr / walleyfilms)
New Holiday Prints up. Persephone, Hades and Eurydice prints, and the set.
Messing around with acrylics. 2nd #portrait so far. #art #painting